Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 31st Mar 2014 23:45 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones

For the Internet community, the principles of free speech and equal rights are foundational. But in recent days, those issues are clashing at Mozilla, the nonprofit foundation and tech company behind the Firefox browser.

At issue is Brendan Eich, a co-founder of Mozilla, inventor of the much used Javascript programming language and the newly appointed CEO of the company. Eich made a $1,000 donation to the campaign for California's Proposition 8, which defined marriage as only between a man and a woman. The donation had come to light in 2012, but fizzled.

Opposing same-sex marriage is no different than opposing interracial marriage. As a Dutchman, it baffles me that an organisation like Mozilla appointed a man with such medieval ideas.

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RE: Crazy People
by Treza on Tue 1st Apr 2014 00:15 UTC in reply to "Crazy People"
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AFAIU, in the US, the employer has an huge role for all sorts of social things like healthcare or retirement. An employer could refuse some benefits to categories [s]he does not like.
It makes that the personal opinions of the CEO can have an impact on the way the company grants these benefits.

For me it is a quite unhealthy system : Anyone should be free to have his/her own opinion, but people's rights should be decided democratically.

Or maybe I don't understand anything. Which is quite possible ;-)

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